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so i havent found the leak ... thats my total inexperience showing then.. i only really put petrol in thats about my level... The skuttle has been removed and all drains cleaned etc had another swimming pool this morning. think i might just have to get rid of it and get a new car as i seem to have discounted most of the solutions that ive found on the web.

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It may be worth getting another opinion from someone more experienced - the internet wonderful as it is doesn't always have the practical experience of the real world. Renault ain't the only make of car to suffer water leaks so changing the car is no guarantee of a cure. Some of the VW's have similar probs with disastrous results costing hundreds to repair.
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I have the same problem, it only occurs when I either drive through hideous puddles or when we have torrential rain.

I eventually decided to take the Clio to a friend of the family who's got excellent reputation with cars. He took a look underneath the car and found a 'grommet' missing. He said it could well be the source of the problem, but couldn't be certain. Anyway, he welded a plate over the hole where the grommet was missing and I haven't had the problem since, this was until yesterday! (around 6 months after the plate was welded on! .. we had bad weather and I took the car for a drive, drove through a few deep puddles (which I try to avoid).

Out of curiosity, I checked the passengers foot well only to find it flooded like a duck pond. Now I'm back to square one trying to establish the problem. Might take it back to my friend, perhaps the welded plate has come off?
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My Clio III (2008) leaks like a sieve. I've had it in the garage 4 times and am about to take it back for a fifth time! Started leaking into rear footwells. They replaced the plastic foil inside the door behind the door trims. It stopped for a while. Then it started leaking into both front doors from about half way down the both front pillars. My garage said they couldn't reproduce the problem when the put it in their car wash (surprise surprise) and all they did was tighten the doors a bit. Next time it rained same problem leaking down onto the doorhandles and directly onto the front speakers (nice!). Took it back to them. They replace the inner door seals which seams to have fixed the problem in the front. It rained hard again last monday and guess what? It's now leaking again in RHS rear passenger footwell. Back to the garage again next tuesday :- (. I tell you it's beginning to p1ss me off so much i'm thinking of selling the vehicle.
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